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June, 2024
14-29Bloomington, MN29th Book'Em Sale!
20-22Glen Ellyn, ILBig Sale
21-23Palatine, ILExceptional

July, 2024
11-14Elmhurst, ILBig Sale
11-13Le Mars
12-16Newtown, CTHUGE Sale!
12-13St. Paul, MNBooks and Paper
18-20Fort Madison
20-21Mount Prospect, ILBig Sale
21Detroit, MIFestival of Books!
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August, 2024
2-4Arlington Heights, ILSummer Book Sale!
30-9/2Redding, CTBig Sale

September, 2024
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October, 2024
19Iowa City
26-30Gainesville, FLBig Sale
?Golden, COMega Sale!
?Lexington, KYBig Sale

November, 2024
7-9Fort Madison

December, 2024
7Iowa City

January, 2025
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February, 2025
22-23Kennett Square, PA50,000+ Books!

March, 2025
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Golden, CO

Mega Sale!
Jefferson County Library Foundation
Whale of a Used Book Sale
at Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 W. 6th Avenue


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Newtown, CT

HUGE Sale!
Friends of the C.H. Booth Library
at Reed Intermediate School
3 Trades Lane
(Across from Fairfield Hills)
Right off I-84, Exit 11, Routes 25 and 34

July 12 - 16
  • July 12 to July 16 -  48th ANNUAL BOOK SALE
    • Friday, 1 - 5
      • $40 admission - Attendance Limited to 200
      • Ticket sales start Friday at noon
    • Saturday, 10 - 5
      • $5 admission – Ages 18 and under FREE
      • Ticket sales start Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
    • Sunday, 10 - 5: 25% off day
    • Monday, 10 - 7: half price day
    • Tuesday, 10 - 1: all items FREE
  • Best organized sale anywhere
    • Rare, collectible and noteworthy signed books and media all in one room
    • All adult fiction, CDs, DVDs, LPs organized by genre
    • Children’s books organized by reading level, series and interests
  • Over 90 categories, including your favorites:
    • Adult Fiction: classics to recent bestsellers, mystery and thriller, science fiction and fantasy, comic books, graphic novels and manga plus much more!
    • Adult non-fiction: art, cinema/media and photography, computer software (including games), crafts, gardening, history (American and world), home improvement and many other areas!
    • Children's books: the biggest section anywhere!
    • Jigsaw puzzles and games
    • Media: audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and LP records (33s, 45s, 78s)
    • Young Adult: all the favorite authors and series
  • Pay by cash, check or credit/debit card;  Discover, Visa & MasterCard Accepted
  • Unbeatable Amenities
    • Contactless payment available using Square and PayPal
    • Air-conditioning and plenty of on-site parking
    • Secure holding areas for intended purchases available on Friday and Saturday
    • Scanners and personal electronic devices welcome in sales areas
    • Stockpiling and “clearing” not permitted

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Redding, CT

The Mark Twain Library
at Redding Community Center
37 Lonetown Road (Route 107)
(GPS: 41.310787, -73.38534)


Aug 30 - Sept 2

63rd Annual Mark Twain Library Book Fair

Labor Day weekend dates are Friday August 30, 2024 to Monday, September 2, 2024
Over 60,000 books for sale organized in 75 categories!
Free admission* ($20 Early Admission Charge from 9-10am – Friday ONLY)
Free parking and refreshments are available for purchase.

Friday: 9-4 prices as marked
Saturday: 10-4 prices as marked
Sunday: 10-4 half price day
Monday: 9-4 $10 for a box full of books

Where: The Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road, Redding CT
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Debit and credit cards accepted

Book Fair Highlights

Collector’s Corner
A special section at the Mark Twain Library Book Fair, that is filled with
rare and beautiful editions and is one of the most popular spots.
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Gainesville, FL

Friends of the Library - Alachua County Library District
Book House
430 North Main St.

(Across from Truist Bank)

Oct 26 - 30

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Adel, IA

Adel Public Library
303 S 10th St

Aug 8 - 15
  • Fri 10-7, Sat 9-3, Mon 10-5, Tue-Fri 10-7 (closed Sun)
  • Preview: Thu 9am-7pm, $5 fee
  • 5,600 books; 75% donated; 75% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; .50-$5
Ames, IA

Ames Public Library
515 Douglas Ave

July 1 - 3
  • Mon, Tue 9-6, Wed 9-2
  • Preview: Sun noon-12:30pm, for donors to Friends Foundation at $20 level and above. $2 admission starting at 12:30 for everyone else
  • 30,000 books; 66% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; no buyer restrictions; Books $1; other items priced as marked; last day $1 admission, everything free
  • Books sold online and at the library's book store
  • Credit cards accepted

  • Mon-Thu 9-9, Fri, Sat 9-6, Sun 1-5
Bettendorf, IA

Bettendorf Public Library
2950 Learning Campus Dr.

  • Sat 9-5, Sun noon-3
  • Preview: Fri 5-7:30 pm, Friends; join at door. $20 fee for scanning
  • Thousands of books; 100% donated; 60% hardcover; sorted; $1 (no books from bookstore)
  • $20 Scanner fee at Preview only

  • Mon-Thu 10-4, Sat 11-3
  • 4,000 books; paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1; children's .25-.50; Trade PB $1
  • No books are held in the shop for more than two months.
Burlington, IA

Burlington Public Library
210 Court St

  • Sat 9-5, Mon 9-2
  • Preview: Fri 9-5, Friends; join at door
  • 9,000+ books; 40% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; .25-$1; Mon $1/bag provided

  • Mon-Sat 10-4
  • Paperbacks $1; hardcovers $3
Cedar Falls, IA

Book Nook
Cedar Falls Public Library
524 Main St.

  • Monday 10-7, Wednesday 10-4, Saturday 10-4
Clinton, IA

Clinton Public Library
Underground Book Store
306 8th Avenue S

  • Mon, Sat 10-2, Wed 2-6

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Coralville, IA

Friends of Coralville Public Library
1401 5th Street

Aug 2 - 3; Nov 1 - 2
  • Fri 10-5:30, Sat 10-3
  • Preview: Fri 9-10, Friends only
  • 7,000 books; Donation
  • No scanners
Council Bluffs, IA

Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave

  • Fri, Sat 9:30-3
  • Preview: Thu 5-8, Friends; join at door
  • "Thousands" of books; 90% donated; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; .50-$2; Sat 1-3 and Sun $10/bag

  • During library hours
Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Central Library
1000 Grand Ave

  • Mon-Wed 9-7:30, Thu, Fri 9-5:30, Sun (Sept-May) 1-4:30
  • not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions
Evansdale, IA

Evansdale Public Library
123 N Evans Rd

  • Mon, Thu 11-7, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 11-5
  • 90% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; books, mags .25; VHS, DVD .50
Fort Dodge, IA

Fort Dodge Public Library
424 Central Ave

  • Mon 1-7, Tue-Fri 11-4; closed Sat, Sun
  • Friends Book Shop on the Square
Fort Madison, IA

Fort Madison Public Library
1920 Avenue E

July 18 - 20; Nov 7 - 9
  • Thu 10-5, Fri 10-4, Sat 9:30-12:30
  • 3,000 books; 65% donated; 65% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; .10-$1
Garden Grove, IA

Garden Grove Public Library
103 W. Main St.

  • Mon, Wed, Fri 2-4:30
  • Call 641-443-2445 anytime to look at books
Grinnell, IA

Drake Community Library
930 Park St

  • Sat 8-2
  • 2,000 books; 100% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; no buyer restrictions; paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1
  • Prime items that are currently in the bookstore at time of Annual Sale are included in this Annual Sale.

  • Library hours
  • Paperbacks $1; hardcovers $2
Hiawatha, IA

Hiawatha Public Library
150 W Willman St.

Iowa City, IA

Iowa City Public Library
123 S Linn St

Oct 19; Dec 7
  • Sat 10:30-3
  • 2,000+ books; 75% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; Donation
  • Donated books are offered in our used book store prior to the sale. Unsold books, along with many other donated or library discard books, are offered for sale at the book sale
  • Credit cards accepted

  • Sun 12:30-4:30, Mon, Wed 10:30-7; Tue, Thu, Fri 10:30-4:30, Sat 11-3:30

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Jefferson, IA

Jefferson Public Library
200 West Lincolnway St

Sept 1 - 7
  • Sat 9-1, Mon, Wed, Fri 1-5, Thu, Thu 9-6
  • Preview: Friday prior, 1-5pm, Friends; join at door $5-$10
  • 4,000+ books; 80% donated; 40% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; .50-$1; Last day of sale $5/bag provided
Knoxville, IA

Knoxville Public Library
213 E Montgomery

  • Thu 2-8, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-2
  • Sat discounted prices
Le Mars, IA

Friends of the Le Mars Public Library
held at:
520 4th St SW, Suite E

July 11 - 13
  • Thu 3-7, Fri 10-4, Sat 9-noon
  • 6,000 books; 60% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; $1-$2
  • Credit cards accepted
LeClaire, IA

LeClaire Community Library
323 Wisconsin St
563-289-4242 x 4

  • Library hours
Malvern, IA

Malvern Public Library
502 Main St.

Marion, IA

Marion Public Library
1095 6th Ave

  • Sat 10-4, Sun 2-4
  • Preview: Fri 4-6pm, Friends; join at door $10
  • 2,200 books; 80% donated; 70% hardcover; sorted; no buyer restrictions; paperbacks $1; hardcovers $2; children's .50; Sun $3/bag
  • Newest books are sold in our Bookstore
Marshalltown, IA

Marshalltown Public Library
105 W. Boone St

  • Sat 9-3, Sun 1-5, Mon 9-2 (Mon $1 admission)
  • Preview: Fri 5-7:30pm, Friends; join at door $10
  • 15,000 books; 80% donated; 65% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; .25-$1; Sun $1/bag; Mon $1 admission, all books free
  • Credit cards accepted

  • Library hours
  • .50-$5
Milford, IA

Milford Memorial Library
1009 9th St.

July 19 - 21
  • Thu 2-5, Fri 9-4, Sat 9-1
  • Paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1; children's .50; Sat: $1/bag
Nevada, IA

Nevada Public Library
631 K Ave

July 5 - 6; Aug 2 - 3; Sept 6 - 7; Oct 4 - 5; Nov 1 - 2; Dec 6 - 7
  • Fri, Sat 10-1
Oskaloosa, IA

AAUW, Oskaloosa
at Penn Central Mall
200 High Ave. W

  • Thu, Fri 10-8, Sat 10-4
  • 5,000 books; 80% donated; 60% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; $1 per item, 6 for $5; .50 after 30; children's .50; Sat $5/bag
  • This is a smaller sale than usual, and will be our last sale, because we no longer have a place for book drop-off and sorting.

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Perry, IA

Perry Public Library
1101 Willis Ave

  • Fri 10-4, Sat 10-2
  • 5,000 books; 50% donated; 35% hardcover; sorted
Red Oak, IA

Red Oak Public Library
400 North 2nd St.

Solon, IA

Solon Public Library
320 W. Main St.

  • Library hours
  • Paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1; children's .50
Spencer, IA

Spencer Rotary Club
at Clay County Regional Events Center
800 W 18th St

  • Sat 10-5 Sun noon-4 (free admission Sat & Sun)
  • Preview: Thu 5:30-7:30pm, $5 fee; Fri 10-7, $1 fee; $3 hc, $1 pb
  • 30,000 books; paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1.50; children's free; Sun $5/bag, $25 grocery cart
Tipton, IA

Tipton Public Library
206 Cedar St.

Waterloo, IA

Waterloo Public Library
415 Commercial St

  • Sat 9-2
  • Preview: Thu prior 5-7pm, Friends; join at door
  • 10,000 books; 100% donated; 85% hardcover; sorted; no buyer restrictions; $5/bag (bags supplied)
  • Some books are removed

  • Mon-Thu 9-8; Fri, Sat 9-5; Sun noon-5
  • Paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1 (unless otherwise marked
Waukee, IA

Waukee Public Library
950 Warrior Lane

  • Mon-Thu 9:30-8:30, Fri, Sat 9:30-3, Sun 1-4 (Sept-May)
West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines Public Library
4000 Mills Civic Parkway

  • Library hours
  • 200-300 books
Winterset, IA

Winterset Public Library
at American Legion bldg
223 N 1st Ave

Sept 6 - 7
  • Fri 10-7, Sat 10-3
  • Preview: Thu 4-7pm, Friends; join at door $5. No vendors, no scanners. $10/plastic grocery sack (provided); limit 5 bags
  • 10,000 books; 90% donated; 60% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; donation
  • Legion will sell snacks

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Arlington Heights, IL

Summer Book Sale!
Friends of Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Ave

Aug 2 - 4

Friends of the Library Summer Sale August 3-4, 2024

No scanning is permitted

Friday August 2: 6 pm - 8 pm Members’ Night  (Membership required)
Saturday August 3: 9 am – 4 pm Adults’ and Children’s Sales  
Sunday August 4: Noon - 3 pm Children’s $8 Bag Sale
  Noon - 4 pm Adult Sale (no discounts)

The Adult sale is held in the Hendrickson Room, on the 2nd floor, and the Children’s sale is held in the Cardinal Room on the 1st floor near the Dunton Avenue entrance.  The Adult sale will feature non-fiction books, sorted by category; fiction; vintage books; books in foreign languages; DVDs; Blu-Rays; music CDs; vinyl records; and audiobooks. The Children’s sale features board and picture books; easy readers; novels and non-fiction, toys and games, DVDs and CDs. 

Auction and Buy It Now items will be for sale on the 2nd floor.  Auction bidding begins Friday at 6 pm and ends Saturday August 3 at 2 pm.  Buy It Now features unique books and items; BIN sales continue through Sunday August 4 at 2 pm 

Friday Members’ Night (Numbers Available for Members’ Night August 2 starting at 9 am):  

  • A person must be a member to enter Members’ Night.  Memberships may be purchased that night at the sale or in advance online at  ($5 individual, $10 family).
  • To get a place in line early, members may pick up a number at the 2nd floor reception desk beginning Friday August 2 at 9 am.
  • Friday Members’ Night Line-Up:  Shoppers should arrive 15 minutes before the sale begins to line up in numerical order for entry

Sale Requirements & Information:  

  • Scanning is not allowed at FOL sales on any device.  Please call or text outside the salerooms.
  • Children’s Sale Only:  25% Teacher discount with valid ID.  Not valid at bag sale on Sunday.
  • Everyone’s patience and courtesy to others is appreciated.

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is located at 500 N Dunton Avenue.  
The Friends accept cash, checks, credit cards and PayPal for payment.  

Questions?  Contact the Friends at or call 847-506-2663

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Elmhurst, IL

AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch NFP
at Sandburg Middle School
345 E. Saint Charles Road


July 11 - 14
    • Books - We have it all! Hardcover and softcover, thousands of books organized into over 30 categories
    • Media - CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, and audio books
    • Large children’s section
  • All items are locally donated and priced 50 cents - $2, excluding Better Books (price individually)
  • 4 Days
    • Thursday July 11 
      • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Preview Sale. $10 entrance fee
    •  Friday July 12 
      • 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free admission
    •  Saturday July 13 
      • 9:00. to 3:00 p.m. Free admission
    •  Sunday July 14 
      • noon to 3:00 p.m. -  Free admission
      • BAG DAY! All items $10 per bag (excluding Better Books)
  • Check or Cash only
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  • All sales support scholarships and programs for women and girls.

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Glen Ellyn, IL

AAUW Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch Used Book Sale
at Westfield Elementary School
2S125 Mayfield Lane

June 20 - 22
  • AAUW Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch Used Book Sale!
  • Over 10,000 books
    • Fiction including mysteries, sci-fi, romance, fantasy, literature, suspense, classics, young adult, children's
    • Nonfiction including biographies, memoirs, history, architecture, politics, and current events, cookbooks
  • All items are locally donated with no pre-sales
  • Great Prices
    • Most books from $1 to $3
    • Better Books are priced individually
  • No admission fees
  • Thursday, June 20 from 8 AM to 8 PM
  • Friday, June 21 from 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday, June 22 - BAG DAY -  9 AM to 2 PM
    • Grocery bag of books for $10
  • Check or Cash only
  • For more information go to or on Facebook - Wheaton-Glen Ellyn AAUW Used Book Sale
  • All proceeds support local scholarships and programs for women and girls and National AAUW initiatives

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Mount Prospect, IL

Friends of Mount Prospect Public Library
10 S Emerson St

July 20 - 21
  •  Giant Summer Sale 
  • 3 Room Sale!
    • Better and AV Room
    • Friend's Room
    • Large selection of $0.25 merchandise outside in the lower level garage
  • HOURS for 2024
  • July 20 & 21
    • Saturday 9 am to 4:30 pm
    • Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
      • (No Friday Pre-Sale)
  • 25,000 Books!
    • 95% donated by local residents; 50% hardcover. 20% children's
    • Not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions
  • Great Prices: Most .25-$1; Best as marked $2-$10, Rare/autographed higher
  • July 2024 Highlights
    • Check out our new area in the Better Room-The Gold Mine.
    • Be a Mount Prospector! Mine the perfect gem, that awesomely cool find you didn't know you really wanted. Fun items, vintage, best condition, specialized collections, coloring books, rare and quirky books, games, puzzles, AV, adult books, white elephant gifts.
    • Most merchandise is new every sale
    • Priced $1.00 and up
  • July Sale Featured Items
    • 100+  Railroading Books and Schedules in like-new condition
    • 400+ Late 2023 and 2024 novels
    • Library used kids' science lab equipment
    • 400+ DVDs and Blu-Rays sealed in original shrink wrap. Kids and adult. Single movie, multiple movie and TV seasons. $2 and up
  • All books over $0.25: Nonfiction books are categorized. Fiction books are categorized and alphabetized.
  •  LPs, puzzles and games too!
  • Large selection of world language books.
  • No magazines, books on tape, cassettes, VHS or software.
  • Scanners are welcome. Please reshelve unwanted books.
  • Plenty of free parking
  • Handcarts available
  • Credit cards accepted. There is a $2 convenience fee for charges under $100. $5 fee for charges from $100 to under $250. $8 for charges of $250 or more.
  • Please visit our website for Friends news and more. Sign up to receive our newsletter.
  • More information will be available at the sale.

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Palatine, IL

Palatine Public Library
700 N. North Court
847-358-5881 x 149

June 21 - 23
  • Presented by Palatine Friends of the Library
  • June 21, 22, 23
    • Friday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    • $5 entry fee
    • Friends members free
  • Saturday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
    • Free admission
  • Sunday 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Free admission
    • Half-Price Day!
    • 100% donated. No library discards.
    • Sorted into over 40 categories!
    • Fiction hardcover and paperback books alphabetized by author
    • Large selection of Great Courses for this sale and a large selection of CDs and DVDs, and TV Series Vinyl
  • Great Prices! 
    • Hardcover $2, Paperbacks 50 cents, Soft covers $1, Children's:  hardcover 50 cents, softcover 25 cents
    • Large supply of records $3
    • Large supply of video games $3
    • Large supply of puzzles at $2 each
    • CDs 50 cents, DVDs $1, BluRays $2
    • Large supply of audio books starting at $1
    • Cash, Check and Credit Cards accepted
  • Specialty Room Featuring
    • Many signed books
    • Book sets
    • Rare and Gift quality books
    • Video games
    • Specialty A/V Sets
  • Guidelines for sale days:
    • No Strollers in sale rooms
    • Books cannot be set aside for later consideration.
  • Don't miss this well-organized, well-run sale!!

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Lexington, KY

Lexington Central Library
140 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

(Conference Room A)


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Detroit, MI

Festival of Books!
Detroit Festival of Books!
Eastern Market
Shed 5
2934 Russell Street

Detroit Book Festival

July 21
  • 7th Detroit Festival of Books! (aka: Detroit Bookfest)
  • Sunday, July 21, 2024
    • 10am - 4pm
  • FREE entry!
  • Festival takes place at Eastern Market Shed 5
    • (Shed 5 is wheelchair-accessible)
  • Featuring more than 100 vendors from all over the USA & Canada, selling BOOKS:
    • Used
    • Rare
    • Antiquarian
    • Unusual
    • Ephemera
    • Authors - and more
  • ALSO Tons of
    • Vinyl records
    • Comic books
    • Creative arts
    • Vintage board games -  and more!
  • Enjoy FOOD, BEER,  and DJ Seven Whales bringing the FUNK MUSIC!
  • KID-FRIENDLY EVENT! Children in attendance may construct their very own book with the assistance of volunteers from "Arts & Scraps", a Detroit-based nonprofit that helps children repurpose discarded materials into educational and creative projects.
  • We are pleased to announce the participation of Birdie’s Bookmobile at at this year’s festival. Birdie’s Bookmobile is dedicated to eliminating book deserts and making books more accessible to children in Detroit. Birdie’s Bookmobile helps families build print-rich home environments, improve literacy outcomes, and grow lifelong readers. In addition to accepting donations of children’s and young-adult books, the bookmobile will be offering several fun activities for children attending this year’s Bookfest, including:
    • Create Your Own Comic Strip
    • Have Fun with Mad Libs
    • “Once Upon a Time”children take turns adding one sentence to a story. The story will be available to read on the Bookmobile website after Bookfest.
  • There is no admission fee at Bookfest, nor is there any charge for children to participate in any activities.
    • Book donations help build home libraries, promote shared reading experiences, and impact generations. Every book counts! Book needs for children from birth to age 18 include:
      • board books • picture books • early readers
      • chapter books • graphic novels
      • middle-grade books
      • young-adult books
  • Questions?
  • Bookfest Home Page
  • Facebook Event Page
  • CLICK HERE for all the event details!
  • Want to see the size of Shed 5? Click here for a virtual tour
  • Come enjoy this glorious day of BOOKS, vinyl records, comics, creative arts, food, beer, funk music and more! What's not to love?!
  • Check the Bookfest photos from last year!

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Bloomington, MN

29th Book'Em Sale!
Bloomington Crime Prevention Association
Sponsors of Book'em Used Book Sale
New Location: 10779 Hampshire Ave S

(entrance on the east side)

June 14 - 29
  • Bloomington Crime Prevention Association Presents
  • 29th Book'Em Used Book Sale!
  • Presenting MORE THAN 150,000 BOOKS!
  • Volunteers SORT and ORGANIZE all of our BOOKS
  • Something for everyone!
    • Books
    • DVDs, CDs, Records
    • Games and Puzzles
  • 16 Days to Shop!
  • Preview: June 14
    • Friday, 4pm to 8pm
    • $10.00/person over 12 (Free with BCPA member card)
    • Entrance numbers given out at 2pm on June 14
  • General Sale: June 15 to 29 - Free Admission
    • Saturdays, Sundays 11am to 5pm
    • Mondays to Fridays 1pm to 7pm
  • Regular prices are only $1 and $2!
  • Cash or Check only: We do not accept credit/debit card or digital app payments
  • Books have not been picked over. No buyer restrictions.
  • New items added continuously
  • Just like going to a bookstore - except for the prices!!
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  • WANTED: Gently Used Books, Games & Puzzles, DVDs, Blu-Ray CDs, Records, Video Games
    • 10779 Hampshire Ave S, east side of bldg. Tues, Thur noon-5, Saturday 9-1 Items accepted until June 13, 2024 
    • Also accepting daily during sale hours!
  • All proceeds fund crime prevention in Bloomington.

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St. Paul, MN

The Minnesota Antiquarian Book Fair
774 Snelling Avenue North

July 12 - 13
  •  The Minnesota Antiquarian Book Fair 
  • July 12 and 13, 2024
    • Friday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
      • $7 admission (Covers both days if you desire to return Saturday — remember to bring your ticket back with you!)
    • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
      • $5 admission (kids under 12 free)*
  • Would you like to buy tickets in advance? CLICK HERE Otherwise, you can buy tickets on the day of the event.
    • Cash or credit card accepted for in-person ticket sales
  • More than 40 dealers present a wide assortment of rare and collectible items:
    • Literature
    • Americana
    • Science fiction and fantasy
    • History
    • Travel and exploration
    • Children's literature
    • And more!
  • About our booksellers
  • *Saturday admission free with a valid student ID. CABS 2024 Seminarians and Fellows get in for free both days. 
  • Held in the Anderson Center on Hamline University's campus, WITH FREE PARKING!
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50,000+ Books!
Unionville HS Gymnasium
750 Unionville Rd. (Rt. 82)

Held in the Gym/Café

Feb 22 - 23, 2025
  • Unionville High School Annual Used Book Sale!
  • Saturday, February 22nd
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 23rd 
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • $10 bag sale all day Sunday!
    • Bags are provided! Please do not bring your own bag
  • 50,000+ Books for Sale!
  • All books are 100% donated. Books are not picked over before the sale.
    • 30+ sorted and priced genre categories for fiction and non-fiction excluding collectibles, childrens and classics. Separate tables for New Releases and Large Print
    • Extensive children’s area sorted by age/type of reader including Young Adult
    • Significant collection of rare and out of print books, sorted by genre
    • Large separate sorted paperback selection
    • Hand held scanners are allowed
    • Most books $1.00-$5.00
    • Hardbacks & Trade Paperbacks $2.00 - $3.00. Special items and Collectibles individually priced.
    • CASH or CREDIT CARD accepted: NO CHECKS!
    • Strollers are only permitted if you have a small child.
      • Small umbrella strolers only - no wagons or pull-behind containers allowed
    • FREE Admission and free convenient parking
  • Large Volume Dealers are welcome; pre-registration is required. Book Sale Website
    • We have an special “cage” area specifically assigned to you that will allow you to store your books while you shop. Your purchases will be boxed and priced while you continue to shop. Please indicate your interest in coming by contacting us through our website to help with the check-in process
  • Our sale funds education enrichment projects at Unionville High School.
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